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					Federal Job Titles by Occupational Series
or Families of Jobs
Below we provide a brief overview of the federal government’s approach to organizing its
civilian jobs by occupational groups and individual series. Knowing your best federal job
title could help you with www.usajobs.gov job research. Some federal jobs are NOT
listed in this chart.



JOB TITLE/OCCUPATIONAL SERIES

HANDBOOK OF OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AND SERIES
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Classification, Washington, DC

GS-000 – MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to administer,
supervise, or perform work which cannot be included in other occupational groups either
because the duties are unique, or       because they are complex and come in part
under various groups.

Series in this group:
GS-006 – Correctional Institution Administration
GS-007 – Correctional Officer
GS-011 – Bond Sales Promotion
GS-018 – Safety and Occupational Health
Management
GS-019 – Safety Technician
GS-020 – Community Planning
GS-021 – Community Planning Technician
GS-023 – Outdoor Recreation Planning
GS-025 – Park Ranger
GS-028 – Environmental Protection Specialist
GS-029 – Environmental Protection Assistant
GS-030 – Sports Specialist
GS-050 – Funeral Directing
GS-060 – Chaplain
GS-062 – Clothing Design
GS-072 – Fingerprint Identification
GS-080 – Security Administration
GS-081 – Fire Protection and Prevention


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GS-082 – United States Marshal
GS-083 – Police
GS-084 – Nuclear Materials Courier
GS-085 – Security Guard
GS-086 – Security Clerical and Assistance
GS-090 – Guide
GS-095 – Foreign Law Specialist
GS-099 – General Student Trainee

GS-100 – SOCIAL SCIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND WELFARE GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the        duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work,
subordinate technical work, or related clerical work in one or more of the social sciences;
in psychology; in social work; in recreational activities; or in the administration of public
welfare and insurance programs.

Series in this group:
GS-101 – Social Science
GS-102 – Social Science Aid and Technician
GS-105 – Social Insurance Administration
GS-106 – Unemployment Insurance
GS-110 – Economist
GS-119 – Economics Assistant
GS-130 – Foreign Affairs
GS-131 – International Relations
GS-132 – Intelligence
GS-134 – Intelligence Aid and Clerk
GS-135 – Foreign Agricultural Affairs
GS-136 – International Cooperation
GS-140 – Manpower Research and Analysis
GS-142 – Manpower Development
GS-150 – Geography
GS-160 – Civil Rights Analysis
GS-170 – History
GS-180 – Psychology
GS-181 – Psychology Aid and Technician
GS-184 – Sociology
GS-185 – Social Work
GS-186 – Social Services Aid and Assistant
GS-187 – Social Services
GS-188 – Recreation Specialist
GS-189 – Recreation Aid and Assistant



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GS-190 – General Anthropology
GS-193 – Archeology
GS-199 – Social Science Student Trainee

GS-200 – HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform work involved in the various phases of human
resources management.

Series in this group:
GS-201 – Human Resources Management
GS-203 – Human Resources Assistance
GS-241 – Mediation
GS-243 – Apprenticeship and Training
GS-244 – Labor Management Relations Examining
GS-249 – Wage and Hour Compliance
GS-260 – Equal Employment Opportunity
GS-299 – Human Resources Management Student
Trainee

GS-300 – GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES
GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to administer,
supervise, or perform work involved in management analysis; stenography, typing,
correspondence, and secretarial work; mail and file work; the operation of office
appliances; the operation of communications equipment, use of codes and ciphers, and
procurement of the most effective and efficient communications services; the operation
of microform equipment, peripheral equipment, mail processing equipment, duplicating
equipment, and copier/duplicating equipment; and other work of a general clerical and
administrative nature.

Series in this group:
GS-301 – Miscellaneous Administration and Program
GS-302 – Messenger
GS-303 – Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant
GS-304 – Information Receptionist
GS-305 – Mail and File
GS-309 – Correspondence Clerk
GS-312 – Clerk-Stenographer and Reporter
GS-313 – Work Unit Supervising
GS-318 – Secretary
GS-319 – Closed Microphone Reporting



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GS-322 – Office Automation Clerical and Assistance
GS-332 – Computer Operation
GS-335 – Computer Clerk and Assistant
GS-340 – Program Management
GS-341 – Administrative Officer
GS-342 – Support Services Administration
GS-343 – Management and Program Analysis
GS-344 – Management and Program Clerical and
Assistance
GS-346 – Logistics Management
GS-350 – Equipment Operator
GS-351 – Printing Clerical
GS-356 – Data Transcriber
GS-357 – Coding
GS-360 – Equal Opportunity Compliance
GS-361 – Equal Opportunity Assistance
GS-390 – Telecommunications Processing
GS-391 – Telecommunications
GS-392 – General Telecommunications
GS-394 – Communications Clerical
GS-399 – Administration and Office Support Student
Trainee

GS-400 – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work or
subordinate technical work in any of the fields of science concerned with living
organisms, their distribution, characteristics, life processes, and adaptations and
relations to the environment; the soil, its properties and distribution, and the living
organisms growing in or on the soil, and the management, conservation, or utilization
thereof for particular purposes or uses.

Series in this group:
GS-401 – General Biological Science
GS-403 – Microbiology
GS-404 – Biological Technician
GS-405 – Pharmacology
GS-406 – Agricultural Extension
GS-408 – Ecology
GS-410 – Zoology
GS-413 – Physiology
GS-414 – Entomology



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GS-415 – Toxicology
GS-421 – Plant Protection Technician
GS-430 – Botany
GS-434 – Plant Pathology
GS-435 – Plant Physiology
GS-436 – Plant Protection and Quarantine
GS-437 – Horticulture
GS-440 – Genetics
GS-454 – Rangeland Management
GS-455 – Range Technician
GS-457 – Soil Conservation
GS-458 – Soil Conservation Technician
GS-459 – Irrigation System Operation
GS-460 – Forestry
GS-462 – Forestry Technician
GS-470 – Soil Science
GS-471 – Agronomy
GS-480 – General Fish and Wildlife Administration
GS-482 – Fishery Biology
GS-485 – Wildlife Refuge Management
GS-486 – Wildlife Biology
GS-487 – Animal Science
GS-493 – Home Economics
GS-499 – Biological Science Student Trainee

GS-500 – ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform professional, technical, or related clerical work of an
accounting, budget administration, related financial management, or similar nature.

Series in this group:
GS-501 – Financial Administration and Program
GS-503 – Financial Clerical and Technician
GS-505 – Financial Management
GS-510 – Accounting
GS-511 – Auditing
GS-512 – Internal Revenue Agent
GS-525 – Accounting Technician
GS-526 – Tax Specialist
GS-530 – Cash Processing
GS-540 – Voucher Examining
GS-544 – Civilian Pay



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GS-545 – Military Pay
GS-560 – Budget Analysis
GS-561 – Budget Clerical and Assistance
GS-592 – Tax Examining
GS-593 – Insurance Accounts
GS-599 – Financial Management Student Trainee

GS-600 – MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work,
subordinate technical work, or related clerical work in the several branches of medicine,
surgery, and dentistry or in related patient care services such as dietetics, nursing,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, and others.

Series in this group:
GS-601 – General Health Science
GS-602 – Medical Officer
GS-603 – Physician’s Assistant
GS-610 – Nurse
GS-620 – Practical Nurse
GS-621 – Nursing Assistant
GS-622 – Medical Supply Aide and Technician
GS-625 – Autopsy Assistant
GS-630 – Dietitian and Nutritionist
GS-631 – Occupational Therapist
GS-633 – Physical Therapist
GS-635 – Corrective Therapist
GS-636 – Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
GS-637 – Manual Arts Therapist
GS-638 – Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist
GS-639 – Educational Therapist
GS-640 – Health Aid and Technician
GS-642 – Nuclear Medicine Technician
GS-644 – Medical Technologist
GS-645 – Medical Technician
GS-646 – Pathology Technician
GS-647 – Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
GS-648 – Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
GS-649 – Medical Instrument Technician
GS-650 – Medical Technical Assistant
GS-651 – Respiratory Therapist
GS-660 – Pharmacist



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GS-661 – Pharmacy Technician
GS-662 – Optometrist
GS-664 – Restoration Technician
GS-665 – Speech Pathology and Audiology
GS-667 – Orthotist and Prosthetist
GS-668 – Podiatrist
GS-669 – Medical Records Administration
GS-670 – Health System Administration
GS-671 – Health System Specialist
GS-672 – Prosthetic Representative
GS-673 – Hospital Housekeeping Management
GS-675 – Medical Record Technician
GS-679 – Medical Support Assistance
GS-680 – Dental Officer
GS-681 – Dental Assistant
GS-682 – Dental Hygiene
GS-683 – Dental Laboratory Aid and Technician
GS-685 – Public Health Program Specialist
GS-688 – Sanitarian
GS-690 – Industrial Hygiene
GS-696 – Consumer Safety
GS-698 – Environmental Health Technician
GS-699 – Medical and Health Student Trainee

GS-700 – VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE GROUP
This group includes positions that advise on, administer, supervise, or perform
professional or technical support work in the various branches of veterinary medical
science.

Series in this group:
GS-701 – Veterinary Medical Science
GS-704 – Animal Health Technician
GS-799 – Veterinary Student Trainee

GS-800 – ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform professional, scientific, or technical work concerned
with engineering or architectural projects, facilities, structures, systems, processes,
equipment, devices, material or methods. Positions in this group require knowledge of
the science or art, or both, by which materials, natural resources, and power are made
useful.




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Series in this group:
GS-801 – General Engineering
GS-802 – Engineering Technician
GS-803 – Safety Engineering
GS-804 – Fire Prevention Engineering
GS-806 – Materials Engineering
GS-807 – Landscape Architecture
GS-808 – Architecture
GS-809 – Construction Control
GS-810 – Civil Engineering
GS-817 – Surveying Technician
GS-818 – Engineering Drafting
GS-819 – Environmental Engineering
GS-828 – Construction Analyst
GS-830 – Mechanical Engineering
GS-840 – Nuclear Engineering
GS-850 – Electrical Engineering
GS-854 – Computer Engineering
GS-855 – Electronics Engineering
GS-856 – Electronics Technician
GS-858 – Biomedical Engineering
GS-861 – Aerospace Engineering
GS-871 – Naval Architecture
GS-873 – Ship Surveying
GS-880 – Mining Engineering
GS-881 – Petroleum Engineering
GS-890 – Agricultural Engineering
GS-892 – Ceramic Engineering
GS-893 – Chemical Engineering
GS-894 – Welding Engineering
GS-895 – Industrial Engineering Technician
GS-896 – Industrial Engineering
GS-899 – Engineering and Architecture Student
Trainee

GS-900 – LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP
This group includes all positions that advise on, administer, supervise, or perform work
of a legal or kindred nature.

Series in this group:
GS-901 – General Legal and Kindred Administration
GS-904 – Law Clerk



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GS-905 – General Attorney
GS-920 – Estate Tax Examining
GS-930 – Hearings and Appeals
GS-945 – Clerk of Court
GS-950 – Paralegal Specialist
GS-958 – Pension Law Specialist
GS-962 – Contact Representative
GS-963 – Legal Instruments Examining
GS-965 – Land Law Examining
GS-967 – Passport and Visa Examining
GS-986 – Legal Assistance
GS-987 – Tax Law Specialist
GS-990 – General Claims Examining
GS-991 – Workers’ Compensation Claims Examining
GS-993 – Railroad Retirement Claims Examining
GS-996 – Veterans Claims Examining
GS-998 – Claims Assistance and Examining
GS-999 – Legal Occupations Student Trainee

GS-1000 – INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP
This group includes positions which involve professional, artistic, technical, or clerical
work in (1) the communication of information and ideas through verbal, visual, or pictorial
means, (2) the collection, custody, presentation, display, and interpretation of art works,
cultural objects, and other artifacts, or (3) a branch of fine or applied arts such as
industrial design, interior design, or musical composition. Positions in this group require
writing, editing, and language ability; artistic skill and ability; knowledge of foreign
languages; the ability to evaluate and interpret informational and cultural materials; or
the practical application of technical or esthetic principles combined with manual skill
and dexterity; or related clerical skills.

Series in this group:
GS-1001 – General Arts and Information
GS-1008 – Interior Design
GS-1010 – Exhibits Specialist
GS-1015 – Museum Curator
GS-1016 – Museum Specialist and Technician
GS-1020 – Illustrating
GS-1021 – Office Drafting
GS-1035 – Public Affairs
GS-1040 – Language Specialist
GS-1046 – Language Clerical
GS-1051 – Music Specialist



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GS-1054 – Theater Specialist
GS-1056 – Art Specialist
GS-1060 – Photography
GS-1071 – Audio-Visual Production
GS-1082 – Writing and Editing
GS-1083 – Technical Writing and Editing
GS-1084 – Visual Information
GS-1087 – Editorial Assistance
GS-1099 – Information and Arts Student Trainee

GS-1100 – BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform work pertaining to and requiring a knowledge of
business and trade practices, characteristics and use of equipment, products, or
property, or industrial production methods and processes, including the conduct of
investigations and studies; the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information; the
establishment and maintenance of contacts with industry and commerce; the provision
of advisory services; the examination and appraisement of merchandise or property; and
the administration of regulatory provisions and controls.

Series in this group:
GS-1101 – General Business and Industry
GS-1102 – Contracting
GS-1103 – Industrial Property Management
GS-1104 – Property Disposal
GS-1105 – Purchasing
GS-1106 – Procurement Clerical and Assistance
GS-1107 – Property Disposal Clerical and Technician
GS-1130 – Public Utilities Specialist
GS-1140 – Trade Specialist
GS-1144 – Commissary Store Management
GS-1145 – Agricultural Program Specialist
GS-1146 – Agricultural Marketing
GS-1147 – Agricultural Market Reporting
GS-1150 – Industrial Specialist
GS-1152 – Production Control
GS-1160 – Financial Analysis
GS-1163 – Insurance Examining
GS-1165 – Loan Specialist
GS-1169 – Internal Revenue Officer
GS-1170 – Realty
GS-1171 – Appraising



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GS-1173 – Housing Management
GS-1176 – Building Management
GS-1199 – Business and Industry Student Trainee




GS-1200 – COPYRIGHT, PATENT AND TRADEMARK GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform professional scientific, technical, and legal work
involved in the cataloging and registration of copyrights, in the classification and
issuance of patents, in the registration of trademarks, in the prosecution of applications
for patents before the Patent Office, and in the giving of advice to Government officials
on patent matters.

Series in this group:
GS-1202 – Patent Technician
GS-1210 – Copyright
GS-1220 – Patent Administration
GS-1221 – Patent Adviser
GS-1222 – Patent Attorney
GS-1223 – Patent Classifying
GS-1224 – Patent Examining
GS-1226 – Design Patent Examining
GS-1299 – Copyright and Patent Student Trainee

GS-1300 – PHYSICIAN SCIENCES GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work or
subordinate technical work in any of the fields of science concerned with matter, energy,
physical space, time, nature of physical measurement, and fundamental structural
particles; and the nature of the physical environment.

Series in this group:
GS-1301 – General Physical Science
GS-1306 – Health Physics
GS-1310 – Physics
GS-1311 – Physical Science Technician
GS-1313 – Geophysics
GS-1315 – Hydrology
GS-1316 – Hydrologic Technician
GS-1320 – Chemistry



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GS-1321 – Metallurgy
GS-1330 – Astronomy and Space Science
GS-1340 – Meteorology
GS-1341 – Meteorological Technician
GS-1350 – Geology
GS-1360 – Oceanography
GS-1361 – Navigational Information
GS-1370 – Cartography
GS-1371 – Cartographic Technician
GS-1372 – Geodesy
GS-1373 – Land Surveying
GS-1374 – Geodetic Technician
GS-1380 – Forest Products Technology
GS-1382 – Food Technology
GS-1384 – Textile Technology
GS-1386 – Photographic Technology
GS-1397 – Document Analysis
GS-1399 – Physical Science Student Trainee

GS-1400 – LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform professional and scientific work or subordinate
technical work in the various phases of library and archival science.

Series in this group:
GS-1410 – Librarian
GS-1411 – Library Technician
GS-1412 – Technical Information Services
GS-1420 – Archivist
GS-1421 – Archives Technician
GS-1499 – Library and Archives Student Trainee

GS-1500 – MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform research or other professional and scientific work or
related clerical work in basic mathematical principles, methods, procedures, or
relationships, including the development and application of mathematical methods for
the investigation and solution of problems; the development and application of statistical
theory in the selection, collection, classification, adjustment, analysis, and interpretation
of data; the development and application of mathematical, statistical, and financial
principles to programs or problems involving life and property risks; and any other
professional and scientific or related clerical work requiring primarily and mainly the



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understanding and use of mathematical theories, methods, and operations.

Series in this group:
GS-1510 – Actuary
GS-1515 – Operations Research
GS-1520 – Mathematics
GS-1521 – Mathematics Technician
GS-1529 – Mathematical Statistician
GS-1530 – Statistician
GS-1531 – Statistical Assistant
GS-1540 – Cryptography
GS-1541 – Cryptanalysis
GS-1550 – Computer Science
GS-1599 – Mathematics and Statistics Student Trainee

GS-1600 – EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES, AND SERVICES GROUP
This group includes positions the duties of which are to advise on, manage, or provide
instructions and information concerning the operation, maintenance, and use of
equipment, shops, buildings, laundries, printing plants, power plants, cemeteries, or
other Government facilities, or other work involving services provided predominantly by
persons in trades, crafts, or manual labor operations. Positions in this group require
technical or managerial knowledge and ability, plus a practical knowledge of trades,
crafts, or manual labor operations.

Series in this group:
GS-1601 – General Facilities and Equipment
GS-1630 – Cemetery Administration
GS-1640 – Facility Management
GS-1654 – Printing Management
GS-1658 – Laundry and Dry Cleaning Plant
Management
GS-1667 – Steward
GS-1670 – Equipment Specialist
GS-1699 – Equipment and Facilities Management
Student Trainee

GS-1700 – EDUCATION GROUP
This group includes positions that involve administering, managing, supervising,
performing, or supporting education or training work when the paramount requirement of
the position is knowledge of, or skill in, education, training, or instruction processes.

Series in this group:



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GS-1701 – General Education and Training
GS-1702 – Education and Training Technician
GS-1710 – Education and Vocational Training
GS-1712 – Training Instruction
GS-1715 – Vocational Rehabilitation
GS-1720 – Education Program
GS-1725 – Public Health Educator
GS-1730 – Education Research
GS-1740 – Education Services
GS-1750 – Instructional Systems
GS-1799 – Education Student Trainee



GS-1800 – INVESTIGATION GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform investigation, inspection, or enforcement work primarily
concerned with alleged or suspected offenses against the laws of the United States, or
such work primarily concerned with determining compliance with laws and regulations.

Series in this group:
GS-1801 – General Inspection, Investigation, and
Compliance
GS-1802 – Compliance Inspection and Support
GS-1810 – General Investigating
GS-1811 – Criminal Investigating
GS-1812 – Game Law Enforcement
GS-1815 – Air Safety Investigating
GS-1816 – Immigration Inspection
GS-1822 – Mine Safety and Health
GS-1825 – Aviation Safety
GS-1831 – Securities Compliance Examining
GS-1850 – Agricultural Commodity Warehouse
Examining
GS-1854 – Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Inspection
GS-1862 – Consumer Safety Inspection
GS-1863 – Food Inspection
GS-1864 – Public Health Quarantine Inspection
GS-1884 – Customs Patrol Officer
GS-1889 – Import Specialist
GS-1890 – Customs Inspection
GS-1894 – Customs Entry and Liquidating
GS-1896 – Border Patrol Agent



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GS-1897 – Customs Aid
GS-1899 – Investigation Student Trainee

GS-1900 – QUALITY ASSURANCE, INSPECTION, AND GRADING GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
supervise, or perform administrative or technical work primarily concerned with the
quality assurance or inspection of material, facilities, and processes; or with the grading
of commodities under official standards.

Series in this group:
GS-1910 – Quality Assurance
GS-1980 – Agricultural Commodity Grading
GS-1981 – Agricultural Commodity Aid
GS-1999 – Quality Inspection Student Trainee

GS-2000 – SUPPLY GROUPS
This group includes positions that involve work concerned with furnishing all types of
supplies, equipment, material, property (except real estate), and certain services to
components of the Federal Government, industrial, or other concerns under contract to
the Government, or receiving supplies from the Federal Government. Included are
positions concerned with one or more aspects of supply activities from initial planning,
including requirements analysis and determination, through acquisition, cataloging,
storage, distribution, utilization to ultimate issue for consumption or disposal. The work
requires a knowledge of one or more elements or parts of a supply system, and/or
supply methods, policies, or procedures.

Series in this group:
GS-2001 – General Supply
GS-2003 – Supply Program Management
GS-2005 – Supply Clerical and Technician
GS-2010 – Inventory Management
GS-2030 – Distribution Facilities and Storage
Management
GS-2032 – Packaging
GS-2050 – Supply Cataloging
GS-2091 – Sales Store Clerical
GS-2099 – Supply Student Trainee

2100 – TRANSPORTATION GROUP
This group includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on,
administer, supervise, or perform clerical, administrative, or technical work involved in
the provision of transportation service to the Government, the regulation of



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transportation utilities by the Government, or the management of Government-funded
transportation programs, including transportation research and development projects.

Series in this group:
GS-2101 – Transportation Specialist
GS-2102 – Transportation Clerk and Assistant
GS-2110 – Transportation Industry Analysis
GS-2121 – Railroad Safety
GS-2123 – Motor Carrier Safety
GS-2125 – Highway Safety
GS-2130 – Traffic Management
GS-2131 – Freight Rate
GS-2135 – Transportation Loss and Damage Claims
Examining
GS-2144 – Cargo Scheduling
GS-2150 – Transportation Operations
GS-2151 – Dispatching
GS-2152 – Air Traffic Control
GS-2154 – Air Traffic Assistance
GS-2161 – Marine Cargo
GS-2181 – Aircraft Operation
GS-2183 – Air Navigation
GS-2185 – Aircrew Technician
GS-2199 – Transportation Student Trainee

GS-2200-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Series in this group:
GS-2210 – Information Technology Management

This series covers two-grade interval administrative positions that manage, supervise,
lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and
services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is
knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software
applications, networking.

Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated
acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching,
interchange, transmission, assurance, or reception of information. Information
technology includes computers, network components, peripheral equipment, software,
firmware, services, and related resources.

This series includes, but is not limited to, the following specialties:



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Policy and Planning: Work that involves a wide range of IT management activities that
typically extend and apply to an entire organization or major components of an
organization. This includes strategic planning, capital planning and investment control,
workforce planning, policy and standards development, resource management,
knowledge management, architecture and infrastructure planning and management,
auditing, and information security management.
Security: Work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development,
implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security
programs, policies, procedures, and tools.

Systems Analysis: Work that involves applying analytical processes to the planning,
design and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the
business requirements of customer organizations.

Applications Software: Work that involves the design, documentation, development,
modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new or existing
applications software.

Operating Systems: Work that involves the planning, installation, configuration, testing,
implementation, and management of the systems environment in support of the
organization’s IT architecture and business needs.

Network Services: Work that involves the planning, analysis, design, development,
testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation, implementation, integration,
maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for the transmission of
information in voice, data, and/or video formats.

Data Management: Work that involves the planning, development, implementation, and
administration of systems for the acquisition, storage, and retrieval of data.

Internet: Work that involves the technical planning, design, development, testing,
implementation, and management of Internet, intranet, and extranet activities, including
systems/applications development and technical management of Web sites. This
specialty only includes positions that require the application of technical knowledge of
Internet systems, services, and technologies.

Systems Administration: Work that involves planning and coordinating the installation,
testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems.

Customer Support: Work that involves the planning and delivery of customer support



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services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance,
and/or training, in response to customer requirements.

GS-2299 – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENT TRAINEE SERIES

Contents of the CD-ROM from the:
Military to Federal Career Guide, Kathryn Troutman
www.resume-place.com




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